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Golden Harvest from the Swamp

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By the 1720s, rice was becoming a staple crop in North Carolina. In 1860, the rice yield from the Lower Cape Fear region reached eight million pounds. Swamp land had to be cleared to plant rice and slaves were used to cultivate and harvest the crop. Although rice continued to be grown after the Civil War, rice-growing in North Carolina came to a cessation in the 1890s.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 44 Issue 7, Dec 1976, p14-16, 39, il